PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON - INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH MOUNT SIGNED - HFSID 144022
Sale Price $765.00
Color publicity photograph of Richard Nixon wearing a suit and tie with his arms crossed.
Photograph inscribed and signed on mount: "To Mildred Nalvern/With best wishes/from/Richard Nixon". Color, 5½x8½ attached to 7½x10¾ board (two surfaces). Richard Milhous Nixon (1913-1994) was elected 37th President of the United States in 1968after representing California in the U.S. House of Representatives (1947-1951) and U.S. Senate (1951-1953) and serving two terms as Dwight D. Eisenhower's Vice President (1953-1961). He lost (1960), then won, extremely close Presidential elections (facing John F. Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey, respectively), then won re-election by a landslide against George McGovern in 1972. Nixon's re-election triumph rapidly turned sour, however, as the burgeoning Watergate scandal claimed more and more of his key aides and finally compelled his own resignation in August 1974. A pragmatic conservative who gained an early reputation as an anti-communist but achieved diplomatic triumphs in relations with China and the Soviet Union, Nixon's prolific writing in his retirement years helped repair his reputation and hasten his re-emergence as an elder statesman. Fine condition.
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